Looe Community Academy

Looe Community Academy

£117.00 per week


Teaching Assistant Apprentice
Published: Oct 07, 2019
Ref: LC347TL

This is a brilliant opportunity to develop the relevant skills and knowledge to directly support student learning through our outstanding and highly successful apprenticeship scheme offered in conjunction with The Skills Group.

The Apprentice’s Role

To take a pro-active role in the support of the educational, social, emotional and physical needs of all students; to support the curriculum through the provision of assistance to the teacher in the practical organisation of class activities and small group work.

Duties and responsibilities

To assist individuals and groups of students in developing knowledge, skills and attitudes as defined by the curriculum. To take into account the learning support involved to aid the students so as to learn as effectively as possible. You will need to establish supportive professional relationships with the student(s) and to encourage the acceptance and inclusion of all students. To assist in preparing, using and maintaining relevant teaching resources, including wall displays and cleaning up classrooms after activities. To ensure that basic classroom materials and equipment are available for use. To assist with lunch and break time supervision of students on a rota basis in accordance with the Academy’s supervision procedure. To accompany students on educational visits and outings as supervised by the teacher or senior person responsible. To assist with the assessment, monitoring and recording of students’ progress, health, behaviour and general wellbeing. To supervise an individual or small group of students within a class under the overall direction of the teacher.

To meet the needs of students with emotional and behavioural difficulties. To attend staff meetings, specialist meetings, specialist training and Academy or MAT-based Inset as required. To be aware of and work in accordance with the Academy’s safeguarding and child protection policies and procedures, and to raise any concerns relating to such procedures which may be noted during the course of duty. To remain aware and work within all relevant Academy working practices, policies and procedures and to be aware of and adhere to applicable rules, regulations, legislation and procedures including the Academy’s Code of Conduct, national legislation (including Health and Safety, Equality, Data Protection). To engage in performance appraisal and be responsible for own self-development.

To administer minor first aid, assist in the dispensing of medically prescribed controlled drugs and to assist with the personal hygiene and physical needs of students with regard to health, safety and wellbeing as required. Full training will be given to the candidate before the above is carried out.

Working Hours: 30 paid hours per week (35.3 working hours per week school days and Inset days to allow for school holidays)

Wages: £117.00 per week, based on a 30 hour week. Any additional hours worked over 40 hours per week will be paid at the National Minimum Wage depending on age.

Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.

Contact Details: If you have any queries please contact us on either this email address apprenticeships@skillsgroupuk.com or call us on 01752 332442

Assessed by Ofsted in January 2019 as a good school, Looe Community Academy is a small co-educational 11-16 school of approximately 500 students which is part of SMART (South East Cornwall Multi Academy Regional Trust).

The academy provides a friendly and caring environment in which to learn, whilst expecting high standards of engagement, behaviour and achievement. The academy’s exam results are consistently good demonstrating progress for students regardless of their ability.

The academy has both performing arts, maths and computing specialisms. This has led to many benefits for students providing opportunities for building confidence, team work, commitment, performance and fun. Although we are a small school we offer a broad curriculum and a wide range of qualifications at Key Stage 4.

The academy provides a large range of extracurricular activities for students to enjoy and to encourage the positive development of wider skills and abilities.

Our aspirations for our students are demonstrated in our motto which is Bydh gwella gylli – ‘Be the Best You Can Be’.

For the right candidate the opportunity to stay in the school once completed your apprenticeship may be available.

Skills Required

Good verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills, strong organisational skills, basic ICT skills.

Personal Qualities

Emotionally intelligent and aware, caring disposition with a patient and friendly approach, energetic and self-motivated, able to work in a team, enthusiastic, positive attitude, displays an awareness, understanding and commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people, able to work without supervision and able to prioritise between different demands to achieve deadlines

Prior Qualifications

Good levels, understanding and application of literacy and numeracy, attainment of GCSE C or above/Level 2 qualifications in Maths and English.

The Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools includes:

•Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
•Functional Skills in English (Level 2), Maths (Level 1) and ICT (Level 1)


•Child and young person development
•Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
•Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
•Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
•Schools organisations
•Help improve own and team practice in schools
•Maintain and support relationships with children and young people
•Support children and young people’s health and safety
•Support children and young people’s positive behaviour
•Support learning activities